Atleast twenty people were injured during police lathicharged today, Wednesday , when they staged a demonstration in front of the Dispur Last gate protesting against the eviction of the hill-side areas of Guwahati city by forest department.
The incident occurred at around 1 P.M.The protesters were led by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity general secretary who was also injured in the police crackdown. Gogoi and other injured people were admitted in the hospital.According to report he was admitted in the Good Health Hospital near Down-town hospital .
Besides,the protesters ,some security personnel and reporters of some local news paper and television channels were also injured in the clash.On the otherhand the Kamrup(Metro) District Administration has given shoot and sight order in the area and deployed CRPF and armed Assam Police force.Mentionable that after taking charge for the three consecutive term Tarun Gogoi led state government has taken step to evict the people who occupied land of the reserved forest area of Guwahati city.
Accordingly the forest department has begun eviction in certain areas of the city inspite of the huge protest of the illegal occupants of forest area.On the otherhand they have raised allegation that the government is in no mood to take step against the occupation of vast areas of reserved forest land by powerful politicians of the ruling party.Instead the cleansing drive of the forest department pointed towards only to the landless people.